Feeding an army
Nine hundred meals a day are produced at Burnham Military Camp and that’s set to rise if training units from Waiouru relocate south. The bulk of the food is prepared at a 1960s facility that has four dining rooms where an average 840 meals come out of the one kitchen each day. Another 60 meals a day are prepared at another smaller mess.
All the food on camp is prepared by Catering Platoon 3 CSS Bn and their days are busy. Plans to enter into commercial arrangements for the bulk of the food production for the camp will free up members of 3 CSS Bn so they can focus on operational catering, rather than daily meals. Also part of the plans is a new main mess.